presented by Bloom Network 2020-2021

All calls take place the first Monday of each month
@12pm Pacific time

Purpose of this educational series: 1) Increase the accessibility of P2P systems beyond early technical adopters to those working on the community frontlines. 2) Build relationships between software development communities and regenerative leaders on the ground.

There are four thematic groups throughout these interactive calls:

  • Decentralized protocols
  • Media and art
  • Governance
  • Currency and Finance

Session one, June 1
Decentralized web protocols – designed for privacy, distributed power and control of resources, and better connectivity in the developing world. Featuring Scuttlebutt, Blockstack, IPFS, Swarm. 

Session two, July 6
Training: How to use cryptocurrency for the first time – bitcoin and ethereum, introduction to wallets Samourai and, introduction to Metamask

Session three, August 3
How digital platforms enable decentralized governance

Session four, September 7
Introduction to Aragon

Session five, October 5
Training: How to use DAI stablecoin to store cryptocurrency at a stable exchange rate. Cryptocurrency value fluctuates wildly at this stage in its adoption. In order to issue payouts for projects without the risk of losing value, teams can use stablecoins that are pegged to the value of the US dollar.

Session six, November 2
Publishing and media distribution on the decentralized web

Session seven, December 7
Art and the blockchain: tools for artists to be compensated for digital sharing of their works

Session eight, January 11 (2nd Monday)
Training: How to use Kraken to withdraw cryptocurrency to state currency in your bank account. Not every country has access to Kraken, however most countries do have a cryptocurrency exchange that is trustworthy.

Session nine, February 1
Sovereign Identity Tools for data privacy – imagine if your social profile data was anchored primarily in your own account and not owned by a company like Facebook or Google. There are implications for a more economically equitable internet, protection from algorithmic manipulation of behavior (such as what you purchase and what you believe), and more. We’ll take a peek at the farthest along identity tools to date: Blockstack, U-Port, Jolocom, 3Box, and JLINC.

Session 10, March 1
Token Engineering – what is it, when not to use it, how communities can use it now – cutting through the noise

Session 11, April 5
Cooperatives on the Blockchain. How smart organizations enable federated coops, easy and cheaper international exchange, and the sophisticated governance methods people need to collaborate with equitable power dynamics.

Session 12, May 3
Introduction to deFi – What is decentralized finance, what tools exist to do it, and what are good use cases for it?

Session 13, June 7
Regen Network – a regenerative agriculture application of blockchain designed to incentivize carbon drawdown and ecosystem restoration